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Table 2 MM KB Attributes

From: The roles, activities and impacts of middle managers who function as knowledge brokers to improve care delivery and outcomes in healthcare organizations: a critical interpretive synthesis

Study Role MM KB Attributes
Bullock 2012 [39] MM Fellow • Willing to learn and contribute to research
• Engaging
• Proactive
• Ongoing connection with workplace and professional colleagues to exchange knowledge and insights
Donahue 2013 [40] MM • Visionary
Kakyo 2017 [41] MM • Professional
• Enthusiastic
• Expert skills in managing resources
Kitson 2011 [42] MM • Confident
• Knowledgeable
• “Can do” attitude
• Able to work effectively with teams
• Understands the complexity of the innovation task
Schreiber 2015 [43] KB • Strong understanding of clinical/organizational contexts
• Strong research skills
• Enthusiastic
• Accessible
Traynor 2014 [44] KB • Expert in research methodology
• Approachable and patient
• Comfortable dealing with people at multiple levels
• Trustworthy
• Flexible
• Strong communication skills
• Knowledgeable about evidence-informed decision making and information management
• Able to pick up new knowledge quickly
Catallo 2015 [45] Nurse KB • Experienced in research methods
• Credible clinical expert
• Accountable and trustworthy
• Culturally compatible